Urdu statement is enclosed herewith

Press Release

Srinagar: August 04, 2019: Seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of senior pro-freedom leader and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that Indian rulers are power intoxicated to such an extent that they themselves disobey and disrespect their own laws.

Saddened by the details given in press conference by sisters of Malik, Hurriyat chairman said that fascist forces are drenched with the venom of revenge and hatred which makes their attitude towards helpless prisoners not only pathetic, careless but criminal as well.

He said that whenever somebody is jailed it is responsibility of authorities to ensure his safety and when the person is already suffering from various ailments, he should be provided timely medical care.

Pro-freedom leader said that Yaseen Sahab is suffering from heart and kidney ailments and needs regular medical care and if authorities are reluctant to provide him medical aid they should release him so that we take care of him ourselves.

Hurriyat chairman said that India for its accused citizens, knocks the doors of international courts and tries its best to get justice and fair play for them, but when it comes to poor Kashmiries, it acts as deaf and dumb.

He said most of the prisoners particularly those outside Kashmir are not keeping well as they neither get proper diet, or timely medical aid nor they get the legal assistance. Those include Shabir Ahmad Shah, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Asiya Indrabi, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahi-ul-Islam, Fraooq Ahmad Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad etc.

Hurriyat chairman appealed Human and Prisoners rights bodies to at least acknowledge the slow poising of our people in Indian jails and ensure their safety.

Commenting on the war scenario in the state created by Indian fascist rulers, Hurriyat chairman said that we all need to fight it out collectively with unity and brotherhood, as it is Muslims of this state who are targeted.

He appealed world powers particularly Muslim world to take serious note of this grim situation and help us to be rescued from the cruel and barbaric clutches of India.

Press and Publicity Division